American Society of Magazine Editors

Monday, April 10, 2017

The Atlantic Is Now Telling Ad Blockers to Whitelist or Pay Up
Starting April 10, the news and culture publisher will require people using ad-blocking software to pay $3.99 a month or $39.99 a year for an ad-free version or turn off their ad blockers and view an ad-supported version of the site.
The Nation Launches Encrypted Tip Line For Whistleblowers
Erik Sass reports: "The venerable progressive publication, launched in 1865, is embracing encryption technology to offer insiders with sensitive information a way to publicize misdoings, via secure channels including WhatsApp, Signal, and PGP."
The Mind Behind ESPN’s Creative Design: Q&A with ESPN: The Magazine and's Chin Wang
Caysey Welton writes "In February, ESPN The Magazine took home a National Magazine Award for General Excellence (news and sports) in a competitive field that included The New Yorker, New York, GQ and Bloomberg Businessweek. While content is a key driver for the general-excellence category, design is also a critical component for winning. And the force behind that design is the creative director, Chin Wang."
British Vogue Gets New Chief Editor After 25 Years
Fashion magazine British Vogue said on Monday it has appointed Edward Enninful as its new editor in chief, making him the first male editor in the publication's 100-year history.
Media Orgs Push to Sustain Women in Publishing, Management
A partnership between Advantage Media and ForbesBooks is now the new corporate sponsor of The Women Presidents’ Organization, Also, Outside magazine’s latest special issue is entirely created and sponsored by women.
Wisconsin Takes Aim at Outdoors Magazine, Subscribers Erupt
Via the AP "Many of the magazine's readers are older and don't get their news through the internet, though, and they say there's no reason to get rid of the nearly century-old publication, which is sustained by subscriptions. It had nearly 84,000 subscribers as of December."
Politics Is Pop Culture News: In the Trump Era, Political News Is Everyone’s Beat
Lucia Moses "In December, Teen Vogue writer Lauren Duca wrote a scathing opinion column about Donald Trump, “Donald Trump Is Gaslighting America” that went viral. Millennial-aimed sites Bustle and Mic are using new funding in part to build their politics coverage. The New Yorker is looking for writers who can flow between the worlds of politics and culture."
Take a Cruise With Oprah? Reservations, Please!
Ms. Winfrey and the journalist Gayle King will kick off O, the Oprah Magazine’s new Share the Adventure cruise series aboard the Holland America Line on a trip to Alaska, July 15 to 22 (from $1,499). In addition to appearances by Ms. Winfrey, the cruise will feature an onboard book club, yoga classes and a presentation on how the magazine is assembled.
Amy Schumer's Swimsuit Cover Has Nothing to Do with a "Fat" Agenda
Bruce Y. Lee writes "Folks, there's no fat agenda that I'm aware of among the media. In fact, claiming a "fat" agenda, whatever that may be, detracts from the real obesity epidemic and its real causes."
More on the Passing of Glenn O’Brien
Alexandra Steigrad writes: "O'Brien was a media renaissance man of sorts, whose career reinvention from magazine editor and writer to creative director and ad man, and even TV personality, astounded his contemporaries."
Walt Mossberg Is Retiring
The tech journalist is stepping down after almost five decades: “It was a June day when I began my career as a national journalist,” he writes in both Recode and The Verge. “I stepped into the Detroit Bureau of The Wall Street Journal and started on what would be a long, varied, rewarding career. I was 23 years old, and the year was 1970. That’s not a typo.”
Monocle Magazine Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary
Editor Tyler Brûlé chats with the South China Morning Post: “Because we couldn’t get the name we originally wanted... The real name was The Edit, we built the whole identity round it, went to purchase the domain name and it belonged to a Sydney gynecologist …"
Nightly schedule for Essence Festival Noted and Listed
Nightly schedule for Essence Festival among following notable late breaking concert announcemnets —iHeartRadio Music Festival adds Halsey, Little Mix, Bee Rexha to Daytime Village lineup; Phase 1 lineup for Electric Zoo to include DJ Snake, Above & Beyond, Deadmau5; The Shins, MGMT, Action Bronson and more will play the 10th 80/35 Festival; Afropunk brings Jazz, R&B and hip hop to Brooklyn in 2017; and The HARD summerfest returns to Southern California.
ASJA 2017 Conference
The American Society of Journalists and Authors will offer 46 panel sessions and workshops (, with 5 editor-centric panels and more than 50 magazine editors, during its 46th annual conference, May 5 to 6 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. The conference, chaired by ASME member Estelle Erasmus, provides an opportunity to connect with colleagues, meet editors and learn how to prosper in these challenging times. Register here. (
Social Success Discussion and Dinner: Join Us!
Save your seat for dinner and conversation on leveraging quality editorial, branded content and advertiser relationships in an organized and effective way on social media. Hosted by social expert Jim Anderson, CEO, SocialFlow and MPA’s Beth Tighe, VP Marketing. RSVP today, seating limited. April 25, NYC.
ASME to Sponsor 2017 Scholarship for the Yale Publishing Course—Deadline Today
Applications are now being accepted for the ASME full-tuition scholarship at the 2017 Yale Publishing Course: Leadership Strategies in Magazine Media. The course will be held July 23-28, 2017, at the Yale School of Management in New Haven, CT. The deadline to apply is today—May 1.
Rutgers Professor Brings Forgotten Magazine Back to Life
Fox News Troubles Heighten Scrutiny of Rupert Murdoch’s Plan to Acquire Sky
Facebook Adds Signup Buttons to Win Over Skeptical News Partners
Hard Times at Gannett
Fair or Not, In-House Agencies Take Heat for Pepsi Gaffe
How the Editor and Publisher of a Tiny Oregon Weekly Took on the State — and Won
FCC Chairman Readies Net Neutrality Repeal
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